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post #5 of (permalink) Old 08-02-2011, 07:15 PM
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Thats not the point tho. You can remove them at home with a super slick polishing towel and very fine polishes. The point is that after you remove them they reappear in what seems like a day. One wipe down with detailer just to wipe the dust off will reintroduce them. All you have to do is touch the paint with anything and it scratches it. I once looked at the paint thru a powerful magnifier and i touched it lightly with a finger tip and ran it very lightly across the surface under the magnifier and i watched the scratches appear like dragging a rake thru sand. It amazing how soft it is.

I DO polish them out every so often, but you can't do it enough to keep it scratch free or you'll spend 1/2 your waking moments doing that, plus you'll work thru the clear coat eventually.
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